What you mean by Recommended vs. Supported vs. Deprecated vs. Deemphasized?

When we talk to customers they want to know what is the difference between Recommended, Supported, Deprecated and deemphasized means. This is already well explained in Patrick’s what unsupported mean article. In simple terms, “Recommended vs. Supported” means, Supported usually means well tested Support statements define strict boundaries Recommendations define the “best case” or the…


Outlook 2010 : Why CDO 1.2.1 not supported with Outlook 2010?

Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.2.1 is a client library that provides a thin wrapper over Extended MAPI functionality. CDO does not install with Outlook 2010, and is available only as a download. For more information, see Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1 in the Microsoft Download Center. CDO is not guaranteed to work correctly in an…

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Development : Is Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime still supported?

We get many request/references regarding support of Visual Basic 6.0 runtime support for various Microsoft Operating systems including MS Windows 7. There is a wonderful article regarding this MSDN article titled “Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows”. It states that the “…Visual Basic team is committed to “It Just Works” compatibility…

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Interesting blog post : Office 2010 & VBA – Why VBA Still makes sense?

I found this interesting blog post from John Durant with respect to VBA. Why VBA Still Makes Sense Not infrequently I am asked, “So, should I use VBA? Is it going to be around in Office 2010? Is it supported? Should I migrate away from VBA now? Can I count on this technology?” (Here I…


Securing Exchange Server 2007 & Database Encryption with BitLocker?

My experience with BitLocker: I use Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption (BitLocker) in my Windows Server Vista, 2008 & new Win 7 boxes. As i am trying this for a while, i thought to apply it with Exchange Server 2007 SP2 also; also wanted to see, whether i can make Exchange Server more stronger? How i…

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